The North Shore men's lacrosse team began this week with a convincing victory over Great Neck North, 18-8. The Vikings struggled to take control of the game in the first half and went into halftime with a slim 7-5 lead. Led by senior Ronnie Irving (four goals, five assists) North Shore came out firing in the second half and opened up a 15-7 lead by the end of the third quarter. The rest of the Viking scoring was produced by Tommy Kilderry with five goals, Robbie Grabher with three goals, Joe Nakashian with two goals, and Keith Lopez, Zach Venditto, Ryan Crowley, and Eric Gruebel each with a goal a piece. For Venditto, Crowley, and Gruebel, these goals marked the first of their varsity career.
The North Shore defense was again led by a strong performance from goalie Glen Gerbush. Providing support for Gerbush against the Great Neck attack were Matt Divincenzo, Sean Sears, James Chow and Charlie Dunn.
Friday, the Vikings posted another convincing win against Wheatley High School, 13-3. The North Shore defense, led by Matt Mead, Will Vallasiadis, and Shaun Brala, took control immediately, allowing no goals in the first half. The offense struggled to get moving early, only managing to score five goals in the first half. For the second game in a row, the Viking offense came out firing in the third quarter netting six goals to give North Shore a comfortable lead. Leading the scoring was Ronnie Irving with four goals. The rest of the scoring came from Taylor McGrath (two goals), Chris Delavecchia (two goals), Tommy Killderry, Joe Nakshian, Zach Venditto, Peter Volpe, and Robbie Grabher, who also won 14 out of 14 faceoffs.
The Vikings had a quick turnaround to their next game playing again on Saturday afternoon at North Shore High School's Lacrosse Day against Saint Dominic's. In front of a great crowd, North Shore was able to come away with another victory, 14-4. The scoring was again led by Ronnie Irving who had five goals. Tommy Kilderry had a career-high six points in the game with two goals and four assists. Robbie Grabher (three goals), Chris Delavecchia (two goals), Peter Volpe (one goal), and Angel Cordero (one goal) rounded out the scoring. Defensively, Michael Lennon and Tucker Morgan played a solid game at the midfield.
The North Shore men's lacrosse team would like to thank everyone who came out to show their support and make Lacrosse Day a success!
The Vikings ended the first half of the season with a 6-1 record. The only team lost came at the hands of East Meadow. The team played its best tennis of the year. Although the match score was lopsided, 0-7, North Shore lost four of the matches in three sets. Hopefully, the team can reverse the outcome when the Vikings travel to East Meadow in two weeks. Another highlight this past week was the team's match against Locust Valley. North Shore dominated the three of the four doubles matches and cruised to a 6-1 victory. Joey Sacco and Jordan Ziskin had a great win a fourth doubles as well as Keith Salerno and Amir Noor at second doubles. Team play continues with four matches this upcoming week.
The North Shore golf team was put to the test this week with three home matches at Glen Head Country Club against some of the most talented teams in Nassau County. The Vikings emerged from this tough week of competition with a 1 - 2 record. The team was unable to defeat Manhasset and Syosset, but found better success against Great Neck. This brings the team's season record to a respectable 3 - 3 in what has been called the "best golf conference" in Nassau County. The team was led this week by great rounds from Michael Curcio, Brandon Robilatti and Peter Filippi.
In other news, the first day of the North Shore Open was completed this week. In what the team hopes to be an annual event, this year's varsity team will be competing in a four-day stroke play tournament during the team's practice rounds. The winner of the event will be presented with a maroon jacket, just as prestigious as the ones given out at Augusta. Vin Curcio is the first round leader in this tournament.
The Vikings beat Friends Academy 10-0 on Saturday as Cassandra Knox took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up a one-out double. Lauren Berglin came in to pitch and close out the victory. Lauren Clausen, Lauren Silka and Kaitlyn Silka all had two hits while Amanda Magnuson led the team with three RBIs. North Shore lost its next game to Glen Cove and followed that up with a better effort, yet a loss, against Division. Kaitlyn Silka had two hits against Division and currently leads the team with a .417 batting average. Kelly Henry has a team high 14 RBIs and also leads the team with 12 runs scored. The Vikings play a home game against West Hempstead on May 4 at 4:30 p.m.